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AD launches its framework for a sustainable mobility plan

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party has launched a framework for a sustainable mobility plan which aims for sustainable planning and improved quality of life of residents. The plan is co-authored by Ralph Cassar and Denise Attard-Sacco. Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson, said, “a sustainable mobility plan should be adopted by authorities and local councils to [...]
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EU funds to be invested in a more sustainable fishing sector

The future of seafood supply was at the centre of a debate organised by The Alliance for Common Fisheries Policy Reform and EU Commissioner for Fish-ries and Maritime Affairs Maria Damanaki at the European Seafood Exposition, the world’s largest seafood trade event. Representatives of the seafood industry learnt that public money could help to secure [...]
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The 6th edition of ‘Seher il-Punent’ underway at Gharb

The 6th edition of ‘Seher il-Punent,’ organised by the Gharb Local Council, got underway yesterday and continues until tomorrow, Sunday the 29th of April. There are many different activities taking place at this popular family festiva, ensuring that it appeals to all ages and these include among others:- Singing and Dancing with the participtation of [...]
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CBM Antonio Sciortino commemorative gold and silver coins

The Central Bank of Malta will issue a numismatic coin as part of the Europa Programme ‘European Artists’ commemorating the renowned Maltese sculptor Antonio Sciortino (1879 -1947). This coin will be issued in gold and silver versions with a face value of €50 and €10 respectively. This will be the second coin issued by the [...]
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52 immigrants intercepted in Gozo and Malta this morning

Update: 52 immigrants were intercepted by Police in Gozo and Malta this morning. Around 29 in Malta and 23 in Gozo. Confusion as to the actual status of the immigrants has been going on for most of the day-It was first thought that the immigrants were actually trying to flee the island.  However, Police have [...]
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Five men arrested after drugs found in Xaghra residence

Four people have been arrested after heroin was found yesterday morning at a residence in in Xaghra. The amount found, led the Police to believe that it was intended to be used for trafficking on the island. A 51-year old man, who was the owner of the residence was arrested, along with four other men [...]
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Is talk of the Malta-Gozo tunnel link just pre-election rubbish

“Not hard to tell that an election is drawing close as the Gozo/Malta tunnel has been brought out of the cupboard and dusted down. Now I’m a tourist. When I come to Gozo I’m more than happy to use the ferry as I find it a nice relaxing way to arrive on the island. It’s [...]
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FKNK “intends to press charges against CABS personnel”

In a statement, the Federation for Hunting & Conservation – Malta (FKNK), has said that “on behalf of all of its members in principle and on behalf of several of its members who have been filmed without their consent, intends to press charges in Court against German-based CABS personnel.” “The charges will include, but are [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Victoria and Zebbug

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Victoria and Zebbug, Gozo, on Sunday, the 29th of April. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Victoria 2.30pm-5.30pm : TRIQ KAROLINA CAUCHI, TRIQ CETTA MINTOFF, TRIQ TAHT PUTIRJAL, TRIQ SANTA DUMINKA, TRIQ ANICI TRIQ SIR PAWLU BOFFA, TRIQ GUZE’ [...]
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Gozo Channel to put on extra trips for Wednesday morning

Gozo Channel has said that on Wednesday the 2nd of May 2012 the morning trips will be every 30 minutes i.e. at 06:00, 06:30, 07:00 and 07:30 from Mgarr and at 06:30, 07:00 and 07:30 from Cirkewwa. Other trips will be performed according to the published schedule. Tuesday the 1st of May is a Public [...]
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Climate Change lecture for secondary school pupils in Gozo

Students attending secondary schools in Gozo recently attended a lecture delivered by Prof. Peter Schubert on Climate Change. This event, which took place at the Boy’s Secondary School in Victoria, was made possible through the collaboration of the Embassy for the United States of America in Malta and the Eko-Skola Programme managed by Nature Trust [...]
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Prospective Summer Schools to be registered by 25th May

The Ministry of Education and Employment has said that anybody who intend to offer an educational programme in the form of a Summer School/Club and do not have a licence for a school should apply to register their Summer school/club as an educational establishment with the Directorate for Quality and Standards in Education as stipulated [...]
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New canopy completed at Gozo’s Victoria bus terminus

A new canopy has now been completed at the Victoria bus terminus. The aim is that it will provide shade from the sun and shelter from rain, The Arriva bus service started in Gozo, on the 3rd of July last year. At the time, the Government said that the work on the Victoria bus terminus [...]
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Ramblers welcome MEPA decision on Portomaso application

The Ramblers Association of Malta said that it welcomes the news that the Portomaso Extension application was rejected by the MEPA board. Ramblers commented that, “it is not so pleased that the board was divided on this issue, when, to all intents and purposes, the decision should been crystal clear. This is in view of [...]
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